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Oct 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
followed through because no one was about to levy the tax is and, in fact, enslaved people overwhelmingly did not want to go to liberia. liberia was a pretty grim situation, particularly for disease. and this became pretty well known. so gradual emancipation linked to the so-called colonization turns out to be a nonstarter for many reasons, and that's what that episode was about. we also have a question here. >> how many successful escapes to trinidad were you able to find? >> i don't know of any escapes that went direct to trinidad. what would happen if these people would escape the british, the men would become organized as colonial marines, women and children would come along and they would be in the refugee camp. later, some of them would be dockworkers in bermuda, and women and children. and after the war, the british would relocate them to trinidad. so this kind of the division. some will go to nova scotia, some will go to new brunswick, and some will go to nova scotia -- excuse me, to trinidad. those who go to trinidad are overwhelmed associate with the marines and they are settled
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